Dr. Chyz earned his D.D.S. degree in 1983 from the University of Michigan. He has maintained a private practice in downtown Seattle since 1986. Dr. Chyz has been involved in various study clubs over the years and lectures on managing incompletely cracked teeth, as well as direct restorative dentistry with composite resin and laminated fiber reinforcement. He has consulted with 3M on many products, but most notably on the development of Filtek Supreme. He serves as an unpaid consultant to Ribbond. Finally, Dr. Chyz first laminated Ribbond to internal tooth structure in 1999 – giving him a unique, long-term perspective on the value of fiber lamination to augment direct restorations.
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A NEW PARADIGM FOR DIRECT RESTORATIONS USING UHMWPE FIBER
For an individual tooth, restorative choices are driven by many factors, but more than anything else, it is by the presence or absence of cracks and/or endodontic treatment, and the amount of remaining tooth structure. By incorporating Biomimetic Principles, with the use of composite resin and strategically laminated continuous UHMWPE fiber, we can create a new class of direct restoration that better manages tensile and Poisson’s forces, resists and deflects cracks and lessens the effects of polymerization shrinkage on remaining tooth structure. This session will demonstrate clinical applications of UHMWPE fiber lamination.
At the completion of the course, participants will be able to discuss:
Management of cracked and endo treated teeth
Laminated continious uhmwpe fiber